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African Starlore Planetarium Film Awarded At The 2022 International Tourism Film Festival Africa

Cape Town, South Africa – (May 11, 2022) The African Planetarium Association (APA) wish to congratulate the production team of Sida Tsoatsoas on winning a Gold Award in the History and Heritage category of the Doc & TV section of the International Tourism Film Festival Awards 2022 which was held in Cape Town on 6th May 2022. The planetarium film, Sida Tsoatsoas – Our Beginning, is the first African-produced digital planetarium film to feature Indigenous African Starlore and was supported by the APA, African Astronomical Society, the South African Astronomical Observatory, the National Arts Council of South Africa – Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, and the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network. 

The recognition of the film through this award is a milestone and showcases the capacity and capability of Africa to produce world-class planetaria content. This is an achievement for our communities and will drive the future of content development on the continent. 

The APA Executive

Luntendo Ramadwa

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